In the past year, the media image was strongly influenced by issues such as terrorism, Norwegian foreign warriors and radicalization. Politicians, government and civil society representatives have lifted the prevention of violent extremism high on the agenda. Awareness and the level of knowledge about the problems around the country have grown, but there are still many who work with and socialize with young people who are uncertain of their role in preventive work.
A social process. In her New Year's speech, Prime Minister Erna Solberg spoke about "everyday integration", and put forward some suggestions for what we can all do to contribute to a smooth integration of refugees. The same approach is also fruitful when it comes to radicalization: the process of radicalization, like integration, has a central social component. We are talking about radicalization when an individual begins to embrace an extremist worldview and ultimately becomes willing to act in line with the violent ideology he or she has adopted – and this process is rarely done alone. Most often it happens in close contact with. . .